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2006 Oct 30

Boomer the Beads & Jewelry Making Supplies by WigJig SpokesdogWigJig Jewelry Tools Presents our Jewelry Making News -- AKA Boomer Sez:

Our Spokesdog:  If an insurance company can have a gecko, we have decided that we can have a spokesdog.  Boomer, shown at right, is our spokesdog

New Store:  We have updated the software for our WigJig store.  The new software adds a lot of new capabilities like the Wish List feature which allows a shopper to designate items for their Wish List which can be viewed on a later visit to our store.  Boomer hopes that you will find that that the new software makes it easier to shop.  To get to our new store, select the WigJig Store link from any of our web pages or visit our sale items below. 

New Jewelry Making Items:

We have added one new item to our store since our last newsletter.  It is our Sterling Silver Bling Earrings kit.  In this kit we have all the parts necessary to make 6mm simulated diamond earrings in a four prong post setting.  The earrings look identical to 3/4 carat diamond earrings, but are made with clear/white cubic zirconia.  One of the ways that jewelers use to distinguish cubic zirconia from real diamonds is the absence of flaws.  Since these stones are man made, they are free from the naturally occurring occlusions and impurities that are present in almost all diamonds.  Instructions for assembling these earrings can be found here.  Putting these components together can take as little as 30 seconds.  This is a project that you can complete even if you are all thumbs.  Unfortunately, it isn't a good project if you are all paws like Boomer. 

Please select any picture below to view this new product!

Sterling Silver Bling Earrings Jewelry Making Project Sterling Silver Bling Earrings Jewelry Making Project Components of SBLING Sterling Silver Earrings Jewelry Making Kit

Hedrian Badalvarda Jewelry Making ProjectsGuest Jewelry Making Contributor:

This weeks guest contributor is Hedrian Badalvarda of Iran.  Hedrian is considering selling our WigJig tools in Iran.  He has contributed so many designs that we had to have a separate web page to display them all.  Please select the picture at left to navigate to more pictures of Hedrian's jewelry.  If you have any questions for Hedrian, he can be contacted at  Boomer says thank you to Hedrian for sharing his designs with us. 


Jewelry Making Supplies On Sale:

We update the jewelry supplies that we have "On Sale" with every newsletter.  A small sample of the products we have for sale at discounted prices are shown below.  Please click on any of the text below the pictures to view our entire list of sale items.  Select the picture itself to view that specific item in our Internet store.  This sale will be effective through November 10th, 2006 or until we run out of that item. 

6mm Swarovski Cream Pearl Beads

6mm Swarovski Cream Pearl Beads
Package of 100 beads

4mm Bicone Swarovski Aqua Beads

4mm Bicone Swarovski Aqua Beads 
Package of 24 beads

6mm Czech Glass Cobalt Rondelle Beads

6mm Czech Glass Cobalt Rondelle Beads
Package of 50 Beads

8mm Round Casteline Sterling Silver Pendant Finding
8mm Round Castelite Pendant Setting
Package of 1 setting
Gemstone Not Included

Sterling Silver Lever Back Earring Jewelry Making Finding

Sterling Silver Lever Back Ear Wire Finding
Package of 1 Pair

Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp With Rope Jewelry Making Finding
Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp with Rope Finding
1 Pair per Package

Free Jewelry Making Design:

Simple Jewelry Wire Ring Jewelry Making Project Simple Jewelry Wire Ring Jewelry Making ProjectWith every newsletter we provide a new jewelry design from WigJig University to spur the creative juices.  The new design for this newsletter is the design for the Simple Jewelry Wire Ring shown here.  This is an advanced beginner's jewelry making project and is very easy to make.  The project uses two regular pegs from any of our jigs separated by 2 1/2 inches.  It also uses a ring mandrel to get the round shape of the ring and a nylon hammer to coax the wire to follow the shape of the ring mandrel.  The ring can be made in 14, 16 or 18 gauge soft wire, but will be stronger and more permanent when made in 14 gauge wire.  We Simple Jewelry Wire Ring Jewelry Making Projectstrongly suggest making this ring first in 18 gauge wire until you have perfected the technique then trying the larger gauges

This ring design can be adapted to make a toe ring, or it can be modified to include a bead as shown above-right.  Because of the way the ring is made, it is easy to adjust the size of the ring plus or minus one size. 

To view our instructions for how to make this jewelry item please select here or select either picture above.  

Past Jewelry Making Techniques:

We maintain a techniques web page that provides links to the discussion of techniques in our prior newsletters.  You can visit this web page here.  Follow the links on that page to the discussion of the technique in that newsletter. 

Current Jewelry Making Technique:

This weeks jewelry making technique is a series of project templates for the WigJig Olympus, WigJig Olympus Lite and WigJig Delphi.  If you have one of these jigs you can download and print a page in Adobe Acrobat format that you can use to document your projects or designs.    You can download the Olympus project template here.  You can download the Olympus Lite project template here.    You can download the Delphi project template here.  We should have done this a while ago.  Sometimes we get smarter as we get older.   We used Adobe Acrobat for these project pages so that the size and shape of the peg pattern on the jig would be preserved.  We also left space to hole punch the page so that it could Caged Beads Necklace Jewelry Making Projectbe inserted into a notebook.  We are still working on the templates for the Centaur, the Cyclops and the Electra.  If you need to find these pages in the future, you can get to them through our "Choosing a Jig" link on our home page. 

Nostalgia Corner -- Some of our favorite jewelry making designs:

This weeks featured design in our Nostalgia Corner is the design for our Caged Beads Necklace shown at right.   In the instructions for making this necklace we show how to make caged beads and we also show how to make a hook and catch clasp. 

Because the wire hides most of the beads inside the cages, this is something you can do with beads that may not be your favorites.  You get a hint of color from the beads, but only a hint. 

Please select here, or select the picture at right to view our instructions for making the Caged Beads Necklace.

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